New Daimler Renault partnership

New Daimler Renault partnership

Earlier in 2010, Daimler AG and Renault Nissan have signed on a global automotive alliance agreement regarding the co developement of small 3 and 4 cylinder engines as well as sharing some of the existing technology. The co-developed engines will range in displacement from 1.2 to 1.8 liters and they will be engineered at Mercedes Benz and built in Renault Nissan's factories
As it is, Renaul Nissan will give to Daimler its 1.6 liter diesel engine to use on its new B class model and Mercedes Benz will return the favour by giving to the French Japanese group the 2.0 liter petrol/gasoline unit and also a free acces to its range of V6 and V8 engines.
The side brands and divisions of the two car manufacturer groups will also benefit from this partnership. Infiniti, Nissan's premium marque has already shown interest in adopting some of the AMG engines on its G and M series cars and Daimler's Smart units will also feature the engines developed by the two partners.
As we don't know for sure what are the details and terms of this partnership, we can only presume that in the next few years we are going to see a lot of cars bearing the common signature of these two car manufacturers at least as far as engines are concerned.